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GRE Word List

PANACEA

cure-all; remedy for all diseases

The meaning of the word panacea is cure-all; remedy for all diseases.

Random words

WordMeaning
pliantflexible; easily influenced
bacchanalnoisy party with a lot of drinking
reprisemusical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
semblanceoutward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
ligneouslike wood
irrefutableindisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable
extortwring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
tundrarolling treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America
remittransmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
kaleidoscopetube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF. beautiful